Excerpt from Chapter 16 of Devageet’s newly published book, Osho: The First Buddha in the Dental Chair
Osho’s Akashic Transmission:
‘Your Teeth Contain Memories Back To The Beginning Of Evolution.’
I quickly switched on the lights, seated him in the dental chair, and then sat on the floor at his right side. “Shall I get a notebook?” I asked bemused.
“No, just listen carefully. No need to write anything down. Let it go deep. You will remember what you need to remember. During these last few days the pain in my teeth has been terrible. I have not been able to sleep. Lying in my bed for hours, for the first time in my life I have thought about teeth. Who normally thinks about teeth, except dentists, and madmen like me?
What I am about to tell can prove to be of great significance to you and to every true seeker. I do not think it has ever been told before, perhaps not even known. Maybe in some ancient mystery school it may have once been known. It is possible that this information has been hidden, more likely it has been lost. I have never come across it before, and I have read all the esoteric books possible.
Listen carefully, and when I have finished you will put it out as a world press release. I followed the pain in my teeth down through the bones of my jaw into the middle of the chest. The pain from the teeth appeared like lines of fire, lines of light leading to a place in the centre of my chest. The place in my chest appeared as a ball of light. The ball of light is connected by a river of light to a much vaster light, like a huge sun, outside of the body. That sun is the collective unconscious mind of the whole human race. It seems that our teeth connect each individual to the whole collective unconsciousness of humanity.
I am speaking of the real human collective unconsciousness mind, not the collective of Carl Gustav Jung. Jung’s collective unconscious mind is merely the collective common ancestry of mankind’s myths and legends. It is a kind of mental mythological history that has been left behind by humanity on its long journey.
No, the real human collective unconscious that I am speaking of is much vaster, much older; it is the record of humanity’s biological evolutionary history. The real human collective unconscious mind is the millions of years of Man’s experiential memories, stored and recorded as a code in the DNA in each cell of the human body. It is our human biological collective inheritance. The record of the path that humanity has followed during the whole long journey of evolution is the true human collective unconscious mind.
And our body remembers! Memories are stored in the DNA of each cell. Each human body contains memories. It remembers our evolutionary history back to the beginning of time, long before there were human beings. Devageet, it seems that each person’s teeth are their individual link, their evolutionary link to existence itself; the teeth hold memories connecting each person to the human collective unconscious mind. The teeth of each person contain a complete record of all their memories back to the time when he was a monkey, maybe before. The teeth are a personal Akashic record of everything that has happened to an individual during their whole evolution.
And it continues, the teeth record all that is happening, even now. It does not stop. It is happening now. Memories stored in teeth?
It may seem a little strange, but it is not. Crystals are able to store millions of facts. Your computer chips store millions of pieces of information. Just a small computer chip can hold so much. Yes, the enamel in the teeth is made of millions of tiny crystals, and each one is like a computer chip, and there are millions of them. A computer chip may be very small but it can hold millions of facts, and in your teeth you have millions of crystals. The brain is a bio-computer, and the teeth contain all its memories, from today going back through millions of years of evolution.
If the teeth could be used rightly, Devageet, treated in a new way, to release the memories they hold, it is possible to find the roots of many diseases there. Much of the madness that affects people can be treated through the teeth. If we knew how to use the teeth rightly the madhouses would be empty: Just taking out the right tooth, just taking out the right nerve, cleaning out the infection in the teeth and the gums can clean the whole body and the mind. Working with the teeth is very healing for the whole person.
I found that certain of my teeth contain memories with my mother, my father, my family, other relatives, and friends. Sometimes within the same tooth the different root nerves are connected to different people and different events. This one — (he tapped his lower right first molar — has memories of my mother. This is of great significance for meditators because the roots of all human conditionings are there; physical, emotional, mental and other deeper conditionings. The ancient most biological male and female conditionings are found in the teeth. The oldest relationship conditionings can be found there.
The deepest, ancient most conditioning for a woman is the need to be needed. It is the need to be needed that interferes with every female seeker’s deep meditation. I will have to explain a little more:
Most Masters from the past were men; or rather, they had a male body, but a true Master is neither man nor woman. He has gone beyond gender. He has gone beyond any kind of biology. A Master has gone beyond any relationship; and not just with women; any relationship, friendship, mother and father, what to say of what you call love?
The Master is utterly alone. There is not even the possibility of relationship, not even with the mother, the father, and friends. It may be a little difficult to understand for you, but you can try. You may not understand today, but maybe tomorrow, or the next day … and there are only seven days in the week.
The Master, and any enlightened being, has gone beyond mind, and the mind is the ego. It is the mind, with all its conditioning, that contains all ideas of relationships and dependencies. They are all rooted in our ancient biological memories. In enlightenment the relationship with one’s own self also disappears. It too is a type of relationship.
The enlightened one has no mind in this sense. All conditionings have gone, and gone forever. When the ego finally disappears there is nobody, no self. The Master has cut the roots of biological bondage. For him all unconsciousness has disappeared. All that remains is the nothingness that Buddha calls ‘anatta’.
Enlightenment means that nothing stands in the way between existence and the enlightened one. He stands alone and naked before existence. In a certain sense he is no more. He has dissolved into the void, into existence. His trust is immense. His ego has dissolved into his trust. What was ego is now trust. He has become trust. He has become love. There is no ego in the way. He has dissolved into the beyond, into existence itself. He is continuity with existence. For the enlightened one there is total discontinuity with the mind and all that went before. The past has been completely dropped. Relationship is utterly impossible.
The need to be needed means that every woman seeker, deep down, wants the Master to be her personal property; she calls it love. It feels like deep love but it is biological conditioning at the deepest level. You can see it with my closest devotees, though they are not aware of it. She wants the Master to be her lover, according to her biological conditioning. And it is simply not possible.
The Master’s love is not the love that comes from the body. It is no longer the chemistry of biology, of hormones, of neurochemicals in the nervous system … no! The Master’s love is not that at all; it cannot be. He is no longer the body. Love is the law of existence. The Master has merged with existence. Love is the very stuff existence is made of, but it is far beyond what human beings call love.
It is very difficult for a woman disciple to be with a Master because her whole conditioning is calling for ’love,’ to be needed. More than anything else she needs to be needed. And most Masters are in male bodies. This is because the male energy is more outgoing; it is more able to withstand the tremendous strains on the physical body when enlightenment happens.
Throughout history most Masters that we know of have been men. But existence is always utterly balanced and fair. As many women as men have become enlightened. There is no question about it, but their bodies have died. Becoming a Master is not the same as becoming enlightened.
In a certain way enlightenment is simple, but living as an enlightened being is altogether different. It takes tremendous effort to stay in the body. And when you add the dimension of being a Master, it becomes even more complicated. Not only is it physically arduous to stay in the body, but the masses of humanity want to kill you! They do not want anybody to remind them that their lives are pointless, meaningless and unfulfilled, full of suffering, misery and pain. They do not want to hear about enlightenment. It is easier for them to kill the enlightened one.
In a certain way being a Master is an existential joke.
Last night I found out that this is why the old-style Masters did not have women in their communes of seekers. It was too difficult. The biological conditioning of their female disciples made it too complicated. All my life I had believed that Buddha and Mahavira were, in a certain way, cowardly. I had always believed they had excluded women from their Sangha because of the social pressures, the difficulties with the priests and the politicians.
Last night, after I discovered the biological conditioning in the teeth, I went to speak to Buddha and Mahavira. […]
AUTHOR’S NOTE: Osho spoke these words to Devageet in October 1989. They were written, as recalled, on February 18, 2001.
Excerpt from Devageet’s book: Osho The First Buddha in the Dental Chair: Amusing Anecdotes By His Personal Dentist
A former English dental surgeon, Devageet took sannyas in 1976. In 1978 he was invited to be Osho’s personal dentist and lived altogether 21 years in Osho’s communes. He developed ‘Oshodontics’, a groundbreaking therapeutic approach to self-healing and the self-transformation of individual consciousness by accessing body-held memories from physical organs and the teeth and jaws. He lives in England and conducts teaching seminars world-wide. oshodontics.com